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Charles (Ted) Owen

Charles (Ted) Owen


Retired, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce President & CEO


1. Past President, Transit Alliance for a Better North County

2. Member, Board of Advisers, U.S. Marine Corps, Historical Society

3. Member, Board of Directors, Southwest Water Solutions

4. Member & Past Chairman, San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors

5. Past Chairman, San Diego Land Use Committee, San Diego Association of Governments

6. Member Hi-Noon Rotary Club Carlsbad, California

7. Past President La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club

8. Founder of Crime Stoppers and Past President

9. Member Mira Costa Bond Oversight Board of Directors

10. Member Tri-City Hospital Community Relations Board


Laureate, San Diego Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, “Award of Excellence” County of San Diego, “Volunteer of the Year”

San Diego Venture Group, “Businessman of the Year”

U.S. Small Business Administration, “Media Advocate of the Year”

American Cancer Society, “California Victory Award”

Bank of America Enterprise Award, “Most Socially Responsible Company” Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, “Distinguished Leadership Award” Private Industry Council, “Partnership Award”

Boy Scouts of America, Desert Pacific Council, “Distinguished Citizen Award” National Association of Women Business Owners, “Advocate of the Year” Centre City Development Corporation, “Director’s Award”

Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau, “Visionary Leader Award”

Golden Triangle Rotary Club, “Ernest W. Hahn Visionary Award”

Paul Harris Foundation Fellow-Rotary International (2 awards)

Women in Transportation Excellence in Transportation Award

Most Admired CEO San Diego Business Journal Award

Twenty Most Influential Leaders Award, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine


MBA, National University, San Diego, California, 1984

BA, Social Science, Chapman University, Orange, California, 1980 AS, Journalism, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana, 1974

Listed in Who’s Who in the World; Listed in Who’s Who in America; Listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry; Listed in Who’s Who in California; Listed in Who’s Who in the West; Listed in Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders, Listed in Who’s Who in the Media and Communications.